Alejandra B.

“NPower provided me with an internship opportunity to showcase the skills I learned throughout the program and gain meaningful experience. My time at NPower has given me a much better understanding of my career path in tech.” 

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Serving young adults, veterans and veteran spouses

Launching veterans—their spouses—and young adults into Silicon Valley’s tech prosperity

The San Francisco Bay Area is the global epicenter of high technology and innovation. This environment positions the area’s underemployed veterans, veteran spouses and an estimated *20% of underserved young adults at the ready to upskill for lucrative digital careers and to diversify the tech talent pipeline.

*2017 Employment Policies Institute report

NPower California provides tuition-FREE technology training and certifications to active service members, veterans, their spouses and young adult job seekers, offering an alternative fast-track to tech jobs with employers committed to hiring diverse IT talent

San Jose

Tech Fundamentals

Our Tech Fundamentals program, currently offered in San Jose, is your entry point to a tech-based career. In as little as 23 weeks you will master the basics of IT with real world application and credentials.

What’s New in California

Check out the latest News & Events from NPower’s California Offices.

NPower California Contacts

Chris Starling
Executive Director
Federico Pacheco
Development Director
Pedro Remotti
Program Director
Leo Corella
Placement Director

Our California Office

Contact our local NPower office if you are interested in applying for the program or attending an information session.

San Jose

405 South 10th Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Shao N. (U.S. Coast Guard Reserves)

Before NPower, Shao took a career break from her role as a hardware support engineer to join the Coast Guard and start a family. When ready to return to the workforce, she was determined to update her IT skills and decided to join NPower. The program gave her the applicable tech and problem-solving skills necessary to open doors to the right opportunities and re-launch her career. Today, she is a Network Services Engineer for Robert Half, utilizing her skills to help people connect securely.

Hector N. (U.S. Marine Corps)

Hector, a proud infantry veteran, found the transition back to civilian life difficult and he faced challenges securing an IT role. Although he had a degree in Information Technology, he lacked the hands-on experience needed to secure a job. Hector became a quality manager at a warehouse to make ends meet and applied to NPower to get his career on track. Through the program, he earned his A+ certification and gained in-demand tech skills during his internship which landed Hector a full-time role as an IT Security Analyst at Robert Half Technology. His plans for the future include securing a management position.

Finding fellowship in military service

In an effort to help San Mateo County veterans bridge military and civilian life, local agencies and organizations are focusing on how their programs can provide career advancement and connections with their local peers.